Encouraging youth leadership is a central goal of the WDC. WDC youth programs serve young people across King County with academic support, career exploration opportunities, and work experience to help them achieve in school and in the workplace.
The WDC Youth Committee provides strategic direction for our youth programs, shaping a youth development system that can both serves youth’s education and vocational needs and readies the next generation of workers in Seattle-King County.
For youth and employer job resources, please visit our Youth@Work website! Click to learn more.
- This report from the Center for Labor Market Studies shows the scope of the crisis in youth employment nationwide.
- Career Exploration--Check out MapYourCareer.org to explore careers in 8 key sectors.
- Summer Jobs 2009! The WDC and its Youth@Work partners put almost 900 young people to work using $2.8 million in Recovery Act funding. Read about our successful Summer Jobs program.